New Dropzone Units? New Dropzone Rules!

We’ve got some restocks heading your way this week, and that comes with new variants!

The Dropzone universe is getting just a tiny bit bigger this week with the launch of a bunch of restocks. With the exception of one or two kits (the Leviathan being the big one), that puts almost every Dropzone unit on the TTCombat webstore!

But you didn’t come here for that, you came here for the new units, and what they do! You may have seen that we put a cheeky sneak peak in Teaser Tuesday, so let’s see what else is coming shall we? There are new units for both the UCM and the Scourge this week.

UCM

The UCM have got just one new unit available this week, an alternate turret for the Scimitar. This one is called the Flail, and it’s zappy.

While the Marksman Laser saw a recent buff (it’s now very accurate, as befitting its name), you might want to be a bit more aggressive with your heavy tanks. And that’s where the Flail comes in.

The Flail matches the Scimitar (and Gladius for that matter) in its basic statline, although it gains the Wide special rule, so you can double your coherency. Which is useful, because the Tesla Array that it is armed with is rather short ranged.

So short ranged in fact, that it erupts on the top of the Flail itself! Although it is a relatively low Energy, Area and Penetrative means that it’s got a good chance of hurting a lot of things. Plus, it ignores both Passive and Evasion Countermeasures, so Scourge and Shaltari players (the ones with the lower armour) beware!

Scourge

The Scourge are getting the bulk of the new units this time, which is nice, because their Heavy slots were looking a little… light? Well, don’t worry Scourge players, the Heavy category is about to get a lot bigger!

Obliterator

The high-heeled fish of doom the Annihilator is getting a very big gun! This variant is named the Obliterator, and is indeed a Heavy choice. With a direct fire weapon it needs to get a good eye-line on its opponents.

Luckily though, it can do so from across the entire battlefield! With an infinite range Furnace Laser (yes, a smaller version of the type often encountered in Dropfleet), this gives the Scourge some much needed long range firepower. And it really is very special in its firepower!

A massive Energy 11 with a 2+ Accuracy means bye-bye to most targets. Especially with Destroyer and Devastator-3 against all Vehicles and even Behemoths (which are coming to Dropzone soon – look out for them to start making their way to the battlefield in late 2021 or early 2022). Ouch! Although with a M&F of 0″, you can’t fly around and shoot in the same turn, so line yourself up with a good view of the battlefield early (not hard when you’re as tall as a building).

Savager

Next is the Savager. Dropzone veterans might recognise this as the old Eden’s Dinosaur, now brought back so all Scourge armies can include it!

The Savager shares the same hull as the Overseer, but its weapon is rather different! The Standoff Energy Beam is a triple shot laser with a long range (particularly for Scourge), which is pretty useful already, and its low Energy is offset by Destroyer, which automatically goes through armour on a 6 to hit.

The Savager’s big bonus is that if one of those Energy Beams activates the Destroyer rule, any others that hit also get that automatically! That’s a lot of dice you don’t have to roll and just watch your opponent get sad.

Slaughterer

Of course we wouldn’t release a kit like this without an alternate build (and these alternate weapons fit so snugly in place you don’t even need to magnetise them). Meet the Slaughterer.

The Slaughterer is less about accurate firepower and more about bathing a whole area in a massive plasma explosion. With a crazy Devastator-4 against Behemoths and Vehicles alike, it does a lot of damage against its primary target. Any other unit not directly under the centre gets hit with a lower Devastator value, but it’s still enough to kill a lot of tanks!

Unfortunately, much like the Obliterator’s Furnace Laser, you cannot move and fire with this massive cannon. Although as an Aircraft with a 12″ move, it’s not going to be hard to line up your shots – especially when facing down some of the massive Behemoths!

All of these new stat cards will be available for download tomorrow, and we’ll also have their stats on the Dropzone Commander army builder as well. You might even notice some changes to the builder in the coming days to make it nicer to look at and easier to navigate. All part of our ongoing efforts to improve the builder.

Of course, that’s not all that’s coming out this week, just the things with new rules! The Scourge are getting the Harbinger Troopship above, and there’s even more on the way for other factions as well.

Make sure to stop back tomorrow when we’ll give you the full details about the upcoming restocks heading to the TTCombat webstore this Friday, and keep an eye out for more Dropzone news coming soon!

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